NYT 2014 Oscar Predictions

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    Feb 28, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
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    For the first time in years, the best-picture race is an unusually tight contest that could end with either Alfonso Cuarón’s space epic, “Gravity,” or Steve McQueen’s period drama, “12 Years a Slave,” as the big winner. Fans of “Gravity” — and there are many — praise its cinematic vision; detractors (plenty of those, too) lampoon its script. “12 Years a Slave” has the weight of history on its side, and lauded performances by its cast, as well as the industry sense that it feels like a movie that the Oscars should reward. But the Academy has rejected hefty biopics before — recall “Lincoln” last year — and many actors, its largest voting bloc, also fell hard for “American Hustle,” the third pony in this race (and the one with the best hair).

    There is a ballot at this link for you to test yours against the NYT predictions.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/movies/awardsseason/the-carpetbaggers-2014-oscar-predictions.html?hpw&rref=arts&_r=0
  • arinano

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    Feb 28, 2014 4:12 AM GMT
    For the love of God any movie to win other than American Hustle, that overrated drivel.

    I would like to see Gravity or 12 Years a Slave take the gong. My personal favourites are Her and The Wolf of Wall Street however, but the Academy finds them "too weird" and "too insulting".

    This is one of the tightest Oscar races and one of the hardest to predict. It's all based on personal preference I guess.
  • AvgJock

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    Feb 28, 2014 10:02 PM GMT
    Wolf of Wall Street and Her are overrated garbage.. American Hustle was superb. Loved Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.
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    Feb 28, 2014 11:52 PM GMT
    I'm fairly confident that the flemish movie Broken Circle Breakdown is gonna get the oscar for best international movie. I hope DiCaprio gets an oscar too for his role in the movie about Wall street.
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    Mar 01, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    I predict... it'll be long and boring. icon_lol.gif
  • BillandChuck

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    Mar 01, 2014 12:46 AM GMT
    AvgJock saidWolf of Wall Street and Her are overrated garbage.. American Hustle was superb. Loved Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.

    We were with you until Gravity. That was, to us, likewise over-rated garbage, like Wolf and Her. American Hustle was AMAZING but probably didn't resonate with most of the younger people.
  • BillandChuck

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    Mar 01, 2014 12:57 AM GMT
    Truppensturm saidI'm fairly confident that the flemish movie Broken Circle Breakdown is gonna get the oscar for best international movie. I hope DiCaprio gets an oscar too for his role in the movie about Wall street.

    You know what? For a TERRIBLE movie, he WAS amazing, wasn't he?
    And we caught Broken Circle Breakdown at the TriBeCa film festival in NYC a year ago and thought it was tremendous. We're wondering, though, if Omar will (undeservedly) win due to its au current political message. Our choice, however, would be La Grande Belleza, which was truly outstanding. And just for the sake of mention, Mikkelson's performance in The Hunt, which we caught at the P-Town film festival early last summer, was superlative, though the movie wasn't quite up to his performance (think DiCaprio's performance in Wolf versus the crappy movie it was; Hunt was better, but still Mikkelson outperformed it by a long shot).
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    Mar 02, 2014 12:01 AM GMT
    Best film - 12 years a slave
    Best actor - Leo Dicaprio
    Best actress - Cate Blanchett
    Best supporting actress - Jennifer Lawrence
    Best supporting actor - Jared Leto
    Animated film - The Wind Rises
    Directing - 12 years a slave
    Foreign film - Cambodia

    Ok, that's it, stay tuned for tomorrow. icon_biggrin.gif
  • thadjock

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    Mar 02, 2014 12:31 AM GMT
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    GUILTY
  • BillandChuck

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    Mar 02, 2014 10:17 PM GMT
    thadjock said130311142951-oscar-pistorius-court-story

    GUILTY

    A slightly DIFFERENT Oscar than the topic? icon_eek.gif

    On the Pistorius version of the Oscar prediction, though, this statement alone (Oscar Pistorius to Pretoria police) suggests your prediction is sound:
    "It filled me with horror and fear of an intruder or intruders being inside the toilet. I thought he or they must have entered through the unprotected window. As I did not have my prosthetic legs on and felt extremely vulnerable, I knew I had to protect Reeva and myself."
    There's so much wrong with this from a logic standpoint. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • thadjock

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    Mar 02, 2014 11:44 PM GMT
    BillandChuck said
    A slightly DIFFERENT Oscar than the topic? icon_eek.gif


    what a difference a year makes, huh?

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    Mar 03, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    thadjock said130311142951-oscar-pistorius-court-story

    GUILTY


    i hope they steal his legs icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    ^^This Oscar guy annoys me as hell. When are they going to send him to prison?
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    Mar 03, 2014 12:26 AM GMT
    He would be screwed if he goes to prison.
  • thadjock

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    Mar 03, 2014 12:58 AM GMT
    was pharrell williams song nominated for Frozen or the Fiat commercial?

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    Mar 03, 2014 2:13 AM GMT
    I'd have never predicted that Kim Novak would introduce the best animated shorts! All it took was hearing the theme from "Vertigo" to make me race from the kitchen to the TV. From the nose up she looked amazing!
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    Mar 03, 2014 2:15 AM GMT
    Jared Leto won for best supporting actor for Dallas Buyers Club!
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    Mar 03, 2014 2:31 AM GMT
    ^
    I thought the Oscars was simulcast!

    Anyway, they just played the theme from "Laura" to introduce best short film and I'm so disappointed they didn't trot Gene Tierney out (which admittedly would prove quite a trick).
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    Mar 03, 2014 2:40 AM GMT
    Ok gurl....this is the Oscar's......not Sunday morning service. Tone that down. Thank you.
  • metta

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    Mar 03, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    Jared Leto wins Best Supporting Oscar for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’


    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2014/03/jared-leto-wins-best-supporting-oscar-for-dallas-buyers-club/

    Good speech!


    Jared Leto wins Oscar for playing transgender woman with AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club
    http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/jared-leto-wins-oscar-playing-transgender-woman-aids-dallas-buyers-club030314
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    Mar 03, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    eagermuscle said^
    I thought the Oscars was simulcast!

    Anyway, they just played the theme from "Laura" to introduce best short film and I'm so disappointed they didn't trot Gene Tierney out (which admittedly would prove quite a trick).

    I would have preferred Clifton Webb.
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    Mar 03, 2014 3:02 AM GMT
    Best foreign language film goes to The Great Beauty from Italy.
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    Mar 03, 2014 3:23 AM GMT
    Lupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave.
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    Mar 03, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    woodsmen saidLupita Nyong'o won Best Supporting Actress for 12 Years A Slave.


    All is complete for me! Her nomination was the only one I really cared about. She was phenomenal.
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    Mar 03, 2014 4:00 AM GMT
    Bette Midler singing that sappy song.

    Bathroom break.